Luxfer Gas Cylinders has inked multi-million-pound deal with Octopus Hydrogen for the supply of its bulk gas transport modules that will carry green hydrogen across the UK.

Under the agreement, formalised on Wednesday (21st July), Luxfer will supply the Octopus Energy subsidiary with its 40ft long Multiple Element Gas Containers (MEGC), which can transport 1.1 tonnes of hydrogen from the electrolyser plant to point of use.

The duo hopes to see the units deployed from mid-2022.

On the plans, Mark Lawday, Global Sales Director from Luxfer, said, “We manufacture over one million high performance, high pressure cylinders every year.”

“In the alternative fuel sector, we have a team of designers and engineers who develop industry leading systems, integrating lightweight composite cylinders into fuel system modules for compressed natural gas and hydrogen applications ranging from buses, trucks, boats to bulk gas transport trailers.” 

“Bulk gas transport for hydrogen is an important piece of the jigsaw in enabling the hydrogen economy to be fully realised and reach net zero goals. It’s an exciting step forward, and we’re proud to be working alongside Octopus Hydrogen to drive forward innovation.” 

Work to deliver the systems will be led from Luxfer’s UK manufacturing campus in Nottingham.

William Rowe, CEO of Founder of Octopus Hydrogen, added, “Our focus is on delivering green hydrogen to the sectors which cannot be decarbonised by batteries alone, mainly aviation and heavy-duty road vehicles.”

“We are building a network of decentralised green hydrogen production sites using electrolysis, co-located with renewable energy generation, with localised distribution.”

“We are working with Luxfer Gas Cylinders to make green hydrogen for mobility and reality. Luxfer understands the challenges of safely transporting large amounts of hydrogen and is delivering a fantastic solution now and has a great future roadmap.”